Halloween Events in Northern Ireland
Bewitching at any time, nobody does Halloween like Northern Ireland. Head along to one of our thrilling events for some frightful fun for all the family this All Hallows Eve.
Here are just a selection of events taking place across Northern Ireland.
- Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival, Derry~Londonderry (27 - 31 October): Ireland's largest street party returns with a packed five-day programme, culminating in a magnificent fireworks display and a glorious parade through the city's atmospheric streets. This year's line-up includes a catwalk parade for the best-dressed revellers, a Halloween ball and jammhouse, ghost stories and Halloween film screenings, markets and children's workshops.
- Halloween Metro Monster Mash, Belfast (28 October): Attractions will include live on-stage music and dance performances, walkabout entertainers, breathtaking fire shows, wacky workshops and special guests. Free 'ghost buses' will whisk little ghouls and goblins to and from the event at The Odyssey.
- Halloween Howler, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh (27 October). Head along to the Share Centre for a host of Halloween treats. Highlights include trips on Lough Erne aboard the Ghost Ship, a Hanted Forest Trail, children's crafts, a fireworks display and a barbecue.
- Ghosts in the Glens, Cushendall, County Antrim (26 - 28 October). This exciting new Halloween festival features a variety of scary storytelling and music events suitable for all ages.
- Halloween Enchanted Garden at Mount Stewart, Newtownards, County Down (31 October): See this popular National Trust property as you've never seen it before. Attractions include twilight tours of the gardens and house plus entertainment by the Stiltwalking Skeleton Samba Band.
- Fright Night, Moneymore, County Londonderry (19 - 31 October). If you dare, head to The Jungle NI for a Halloween experience to remember as you take a terrifying tour through the woods in the dark of night with only a lantern to guide the way. Sessions available for both children and adults.
- Nightmare at Navan, Armagh City (31 October): Visit the Navan Centre for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including a fireworks display, the Scary Mobile Zoo, the Gory Medical Experiment, fancy dress competition, U105 roadshow and much more. Free park and ride service from the city centre.
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Spooky things are happening at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Derry~Londonderry is gearing itself up for a Hallowe’en Hooley as never before seen in the city, with its biggest ever festival programme planned in 2013 featuring some terror-ific characters, mythical mayhem and a whole host of ghostly goings on.
Halloween Festival Tour Ulster American Folk Park
Halloween Fun at Cockle Row, 27th October 2013
Annual Halloween Event at Enniskillen Castle Museums. Fun for all the family. There will be ghoulish goings on, crafty capers, scary stories and lots of other entertainment. Everyone is invited to come along in fancy dress and join the festival atmosphere.
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Spend a weekend listening to stories in the beautiful Glens of Antrim, an area rich in legend, folklore and music. Based around the village of Cushendall this annual festival provides an autumn feast of story, song and music for all the family.